Snapdragon 870 Vs Snapdragon 845 | Full Comparison

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We have arranged a full comparison on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 870 Vs Snapdragon 845 in which SD 870 is recently launched while on another hand SD 845 is flagship SoC of the year 2018. Now we have compared these two processors on the basis of pros and cons, Geekbench, Antutu, and technical specifications.

CPU Performance

Snapdragon 870

Snapdragon 845

Gaming Performance

Snapdragon 870

Snapdragon 845

Battery Life

Snapdragon 870

Snapdragon 845

Tenzys Tech Score

Snapdragon 870

Snapdragon 845

Qualcomm Snapdragon 870

Tenzys Tech

Snapdragon 870
Display and Camera


Overall Good chipset in Flagship Series.


Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

Tenzys Tech

Snapdragon 845
Display and Camera


Best performer in Flagship Series of 2018 or better performer in 2019.


Major differences between Snapdragon 870 Vs Snapdragon 845

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 870

  • SD 870 supports 5G connectivity.
  • Snapdragon 870 has 2 MB larger L3 cache size as compared to Snapdragon 845 (4 MB vs 2 MB).
  • Snapdragon 870 shows a significantly better (up to 80%) AnTuTu 8 score (635K vs 353K).
  • Snapdragon 870 is the latest SOC as announced 3-years and 2-months later than the Snapdragon 845.
  • Snapdragon 870 Performs 74% better in floating-point computations than Snapdragon 845.
  • Snapdragon 870 supports 48% higher memory bandwidth (44 against 29.8 GB/s).
  • SD 870 has a smaller size transistor (7 nm versus 10 nm).
  • SD 870 has a 14% higher CPU clock speed than SD 845 (3200 vs 2800 MHz).

Pros of Qualcomm Snapdragon 845

  • Snapdragon 845 has ~10% higher GPU frequency than Snapdragon 870.

Full comparison between Snapdragon 870 vs Snapdragon 845

Snapdragon 870Snapdragon 845

Gaming Performance

PUBG Mobile53 FPS
Call of Duty: Mobile55 FPS
Fortnite28 FPS
Shadowgun Legends48 FPS
World of Tanks Blitz60 FPS
Mobile Legends: Bang Bang56 FPS

Antutu 8

Total Score:

Snapdragon 870

Snapdragon 845


GeekBench 5

Single-Core Score

Snapdragon 870

Snapdragon 845

Multi-Core Score

Snapdragon 870

Snapdragon 845

Image compression28.5 Mpixels/s
Face detection20.4 images/s
Speech recognition37.8 words/s
Machine learning35.8 images/s
Camera shooting19.4 images/s
HTML 52.62 Mnodes/s
SQLite686.3 Krows/s


Max On-Device Display4K @ 60 Hz, QHD+ @ 144 HzUp to 4K UHD @ 60 Hz
Max External Display4K @ 60 Hz4K Ultra HD
Color DepthUp to 10-bitUp to 10-bit
Color GamutRec2020Rec2020


Architecture1x 3.2 GHz – Kryo 585 Prime (Cortex-A77)
3x 2.42 GHz – Kryo 585 Gold (Cortex-A77)
4x 1.8 GHz – Kryo 585 Silver (Cortex-A55)
4x 2.8 GHz – Kryo 385 Gold (Cortex-A75)
4x 1.5 GHz – Kryo 385 Silver (Cortex-A55)
Base Frequency1800 MHz1500 MHz
3200 MHz2800 MHz
Instruction setARMv8.2-AARMv8.2-A
L1 cache512 KB256 KB
L2 cache1 MB1 MB
L3 cache4 MB2 MB
Process7 nanometers10 nanometers
TDP10 Watt9 Watt
Transistor Count3 billion


GPU nameAdreno 650Adreno 630
ArchitectureAdreno 600Adreno 600
GPU frequency645 MHz710 MHz
Execution units22
Shading units512256
Vulkan version1.11.0
OpenCL version2.02.0
DirectX version1212


Memory typeLPDDR5LPDDR4X
Memory frequency2750 MHz1866 MHz
Bus4x 16 Bit4x 16 Bit
Max bandwidth44 Gbit/s29.87 Gbit/s
Max size16 GB8 GB

Multimedia (ISP)

Neural processor (NPU)Hexagon 698Hexagon 685
Storage typeUFS 3.0, UFS 3.1UFS 2.1
Max display resolution3840 x 21603840 x 2160
Max camera resolution1x 200MP, 2x 25MP1x 32MP, 2x 16MP
Video capture8K at 30FPS, 4K at 60FPS4K at 60FPS
Video playback8K at 30FPS4K at 120FPS
Video codecsH.264, H.265, VP8, VP9H.264, H.265, VP9
Audio codecsAAC, AIFF, CAF, MP3, MP4, WAVDSD 32-бит/384 кГц


ModemX55X20 LTE
4G supportLTE Cat. 24LTE Cat. 18
5G supportYesNo
Download speed5G Band- Up to 7.5 Gbps, LTE – Up to 2.5 GbpsUp to 1200 Mbps
Upload speed5G Band- Up to 3 Gbps, LTE- Up to 316 MbpsUp to 150 Mbps


AnnouncedJanuary 2021December 2017
Model numberSM8250-ACSM8250-ACSDM845
Official pageQualcomm Snapdragon 870 official siteQualcomm Snapdragon 845 official site


ChargingQualcomm Quick Charge 4+ technology
Qualcomm Quick Charge AI
Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4 technology

Review by Tenzys Tech


CPU of Snapdragon 870 is clocked up to 3.2 GHz while Snapdragon 845 is clocked up to 2.8 GHz which makes the SD 870 a better option than Snapdragon 845.


GPU of chipset snapdragon 870 is equipped with Adreno 650 while the snapdragon 845 is equipped with Adreno 630. Frankly, Adreno 650 is much better than Adreno Adreno 630 other than the clock speed of Adreno 630, so choose wisely.


In SD 870 memory type is LPDDR5 which is energy efficient while SD 845 comprises LPDDR4x which is less energy efficient as compared to LPDDR5. In fact, the memory frequency of SD 870 is 2750 MHz with 4 MB L3 cache while in SD 845 it is 1866 MHz with only 2 MB L3 cache. So in this section SD 870 would be a good option.

Display and Camera

In-display section, Snapdragon 870 supports display up to 144Hz refresh rate while display resolution in Snapdragon 845 supports only up to 60 Hz.

Snapdragon 870 supports camera resolution up to 8K resolution while Snapdragon 845 supports only up to 4K resolution.

Energy efficiency and battery life

As the facts are seen by the specifications in which SD 870 built on 7nm process technology while on another hand SD 845 built on 10nm technology. This concludes that SD 870 is better than SD 845 as the small size semiconductor indicates the more no. of transistors embedded in SOC (System On Chip) which is not only energy efficient but also significantly enhances the performance of the chipset.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Which is better Snapdragon 870 or Snapdragon 845?

Ans. Snapdragon 870 is better than Snapdragon 845 as SD 870 CPU clocked up to 3.2 GHz SOC and 5G compatible while Snapdragon 845 clocked up to 2.8 GHz and non-5G SOC. In several segments like connectivity, camera, memory, Snapdragon 870 performs better as compared to Snapdragon 845.

Q2. Which is the best Snapdragon processor in 2021?

Ans. Recently, Snapdragon 888 is the best and latest flagship-level processor available by Qualcomm.

Q3. Which is the fastest phone in the world?

Ans. Apple iPhone 12 Pro is the fastest phone in the world as it is equipped with an Apple A14 Bionic chip which is not only faster than flagship Android phones but also faster than some of the low-end laptops.

Q4. Does SD 845 support 5G?

Ans. Well said No, as Snapdragon 845 consists of X20 LTE modem which supports LTE (4G) Band but its successor X55 modem is compatible with 5G which are available in the successors of SD 865+ SOCs.

Q5. What is the most powerful phone 2021?

Ans. Asus ROG Phone 5 is the most powerful phone in 2021 as it consists of a flagship Snapdragon 888 processor as it is released on 10th March 2021. Even it is faster than ROG Phone 3, the predecessor of ROG Phone 5 which is known to be the most powerful phone of 2020.

Q6. Is SD 845 still good?

Ans. Yes, Sd 845 is still an advanced processor as compared to many processors that exist in the market. It is clocked over 2.8 GHz with an octa-core CPU. It can be considered for value for money as well. Although it can outperform in connectivity and other specs other than the processor as compared to the recently launched SOCs but its processor is still the best competitor for most of the SOCs recently available in the market.

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